School: Anach (roll number 13630)

Annagh, Co. Sligo
Bean Uí Bhanáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0182, Page 400

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0182, Page 400

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Anach
  2. XML Page 400
  3. XML “Proverbs”
  4. XML “Herbs”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. Every herb on the land is used for some cure. The mullein plant is a cure for consumption. The roots of flaggar when boiled with water make dye and ink.
    The root of the blackberry vine when boiled and pounded is a cure for diarreoa. Barberry a shrub with toothed leaves and yellow flowers. The inner bark of the stem of this plant when boiled in beer cures jaundice. The idea being that as both are yellow “Like cures Like”. The flowers boiled with alum give a beautiful yellow dye for woollens and linens. The bark may be used for tanning leather.
    Celandine. The juice of this plant cures corns and warts. Flowers of the heather make purple dye. The poppy and fox glove. Pillows filled with the dry flowers of these plants help to bring on sleep. Loosestrife is a drug and stains the hands, feet, and nails in orange colour. Yarrow is a cure for colds or the commencement of fever. Black-currants for hoarseness sore throats and coughs. Dandelion a tonic for kidney and liver disorder. Nettle a tonic for the blood.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Winnie Gunning